Top Shopping Destinations in Cornwall

May 17th, 2019

Cornwall is known for its picturesque landscapes and beautiful beaches. However, with this, it has some brilliant shopping destinations situated within the pretty scenery. While staying in one of our holiday cottages in Cornwall, you can have some retail therapy in these locations.  

People shopping in Truro town centre


Fifteen-Minute Drive

As the shops are situated both indoors and out, you can visit Truro for a spot of retail therapy come rain or shine! Here will find your usual high street chains including stores such as; Marks and Spencer, Next, The White Company and Debenhams. Also nestled into the streets of Truro are some unique independent boutiques that offer a range from high-end craft to homemade treats. The charity shops here are also worth visiting as you can discover all sorts of finds. Along with the full range of shops, there is also a farmer’s market. Here you can explore a variety of locally made goodies and enjoy the mouth-watering smells coming from the white and green striped stalls!

Redruth shopping high street


Fifteen-Minute Drive

For a more traditional and Cornish shopping experience, you should visit the historic town of Redruth. Here you can explore a wide variety of specialist shops that offer anything from handmade jewellery to local meat and produce to Cornish crafts! You wouldn’t find many of your usual high street stores here, but you can be sure to discover some independent retailers selling more unique items.

People shopping in the seaside town Falmouth


Twenty-Minute Drive

This beautiful seaside town offers a mixture of independent retailers together with the big high street names such as Newlook, Clarks and Joules. But as it is a coastal town, it has the addition of surf shops; here you can find clothing and footwear with a beachy twist. Some of these stores include Saltrock and FatFace. Alongside the shops, Falmouth has an extensive range of cafes and restaurants where you can relax after a shopping spree.

Landscape view of the seaside town Newquay


Thirty-Minute Drive

The high street here is the length of the entire town so, there certainly isn’t a shortage of shops. The variety ranges from some high street stores such as WHSmith, Boots and Peacocks, to local specialist shops that offer a unique shopping experience through their individuality. As Newquay is a popular coastal town, the majority of stores you will find are surf and beach shops that embrace Newquay’s seaside nature. These are great places to visit to find a gift to take home as a souvenir from your holidays and remember your time at the beautiful coastline. Newquay is starting to become a real foodie hot spot as there is an excellent choice of cafes and restaurants to visit along with stunning views.

Birdseye view of the coastal town St Ives

St Ives

Forty-Minute Drive

Not only is St Ives a spectacular coastal destination, but it is also the perfect spot for some retail therapy. As it is a beach town, it is a surfer’s paradise – there are ample surf shops selling surfboards, equipment and surfer fashion.  

But don’t assume that is all that St Ives has to offer. You can also expect to find fashion boutiques, home furnishing stores, craft shops, bookstores and much more. There are also plenty of unique shops where you can discover the perfect gift to take back home as a reminder of your stay, or a gift for a loved one.

Cornwall is a beautiful part of the country, with many beaches and breath-taking landscapes. But there is much more it has to offer. These are just some of the top shopping destinations in Cornwall, but there are plenty of other cute little towns and villages to visit that can give you a real taste of the Cornish lifestyle. There are also some great activities to discover if you want some different days during your stay. Here you can find some Great Places For A Family Day Out In Cornwall where everyone can be entertained while on holiday!